Deontay Wilder is one of the most powerful boxers in the world. However, in the past few years, he has become one of the most controversial boxers in the sport. The Bronze Bomber is going to face Tyson Fury for the third time at T-Mobile Arena on Oct 8th. He will certainly be looking to get the WBC title back on his waist.
Wilder is not one of the best boxers we have seen but finds his way to win fights by pure power. Despite some criticism, the numbers suggest that Wilder is unparalleled in the heavyweight division. The former WBC world champion has 41 wins with 40 coming of knockouts. He has been very dominant in his pro boxing career except for one fight.
Unfortunately, Wilder doesn’t have an unbeaten record as Tyson Fury does. Interestingly, Fury has given Wilder his only loss in his pro boxing career. Wilder lost the belt to the current champion Tyson Fury in their second encounter last year. Interestingly, Fury is the only fighter who has defeated the Bronze Bomber.
Who has beaten Deontay Wilder in Boxing?
Wilder was facing Fury in a rematch bout after their first fight ended in a draw. The Bronze Bomber was the WBC champion then. However, this time someone between Fury and Wilder had to give up that unbeaten tag from their name. Unfortunately, it was Deontay Wilder. Tyson defeated him to become the WBC champion in the seventh round of the fight via TKO.
The knockout certainly took the unbeaten streak away from Wilder. But, this defeat in no way makes him a bad fighter. Even though Wilder is criticized for making bad choices in the ring. His stats might be able to debunk those criticisms.
So, it is safe to say that Deontay can take his revenge by snatching Fury’s unbeaten streak. Will Wilder become the WBC heavyweight champion again? What do you think? Do let us know in the comment section.